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European Union launches battery alliance initiative

Roskill – The battery alliance brings the EU and a suite of largely German firms, including automakers Volkswagen and Daimler, engineering company Siemens, and chemical group BASF together.

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After Dieselgate, VW Presses Search for Batteries


VW reckons there will be a dramatic rise in demand for lithium, the key ingredient in electric car batteries.

Published on: August 11, 2017 12:04 am, by Handelsblatt Global

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Interest In Lithium Charging Ahead

Growth in electric vehicles is relentlessly driving interest in lithium. Canaccord Genuity has visited China and met with various members of the supply chain, including lithium converter plants, cobalt salts producers and cathode/anode producers.

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Glencore Says Electric Car Boom Is Coming Faster Than Expected

  • An “electric vehicle revolution is happening,” CEO says
  • European sales of alternative-fuel cars jumped 36% in 1Q

Glencore Plc Chief Executive Officer Ivan Glasenberg said the rise of electric cars will significantly boost demand for minerals including copper and lithium in the coming decades.

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Offtake agreement to fund EUR’s Wolfsberg project

In a major development for Austrian based emerging lithium producer, European Lithium Limited (ASX: EUR) has entered into an agreement with Shandong RuiFu Lithium Co., Ltd (Shandong) for the offtake of spodumene concentrates from its Wolfsberg project (Offtake Agreement) pursuant to a binding terms sheet (Terms Sheet).

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An Ex-Tesla Exec’s $4.2 Billion Battery Battle With Musk

Anna Hirtenstein

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This Tesla veteran is building a Swedish gigafactory to make better batteries at half the price – bringing electric cars to the people

After five years at Elon Musk’s side, serving as the CPO of Tesla, Peter Carlsson is back in Sweden to start his own gigafactory, with a venture called SGF Energy. The goal is to produce the next generation lithium ion batteries, at half the current price.

It’s about bringing the electric car to the people and breaking Europe’s carbon dependency.

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